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This new nutritional supplement can help support natural kidney function in your canine and feline patients – and increase your clinic’s profitability. AminAvast® is a nutritional supplement designed to help support normal kidney function in cats and dogs. It is a combination of naturally-occurring amino acids and a peptide that does not need refrigeration and has a three-year shelf life....
The standard for “healthy” pet food has changed a lot over the years, leading to a revolution of high quality, biologically-available diets for dogs and cats. Historically, pet foods were commercially prepared with rendered and rejected meat by-products from the human food industry, sometimes known as the 4 D’s (meat from dead, dying, diseased, or disabled animals). They also included...
Cannabis provides a promising new pharmacotherapy for many different diseases in canine and feline patients. Hemp is cannabis containing 0.3% tetrahhydrocannabinol or less by dry weight, and is legal in most US states. The resin glands (trichomes) of cannabis plants produce around 100 phytocannabinoids that interact with our body's receptors to produce many different beneficial effects, such as analgesic,...
Supplementation with antioxidants can help support the vision and overall health of hypertensive cats. Oxidative stress is essential for normal cellular and body functions, but unbalanced oxidative stress can be harmful. Many conditions may benefit from antioxidant supplementation, including cognitive dysfunction, retinal disease, glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes mellitus, and systemic hypertension. Hypertensive cats often develop vision loss from hypertensive retinopathy. Cats can...
From class to wavelength, there are a number of important factors to consider when choosing a Cool Laser Therapy device that will help your patients and improve your bottom line. These days, more pet parents are seeking veterinarians who offer safe, effective and pain-free technologies to help heal their dogs and cats without pharmaceutical intervention. Veterinarians, in turn, are looking...
Improve the health and comfort of canine patients prone to tear stains by talking to their owners about proper ocular hygiene. Tear stains in dogs are caused by a chemical called porphyrin. These iron-containing molecules – excreted through the intestinal tract, bile ducts, saliva, urine, and tears – can cause red-brown stains on the dog’s fur, most noticeably around the...
Telemedicine is the new norm for veterinary clinics, and in many ways it makes lives easier for practitioners and their clients. But there is one pitfall of this technology – video fatigue. Here’s how to avoid it. As we continue to navigate the trials and tribulations of a global pandemic, one common subject addressed in blog posts and psychology journals...
Researchers are investigating the link between obesity and asthma in horses in the hope that their findings will improve how we diagnose and treat this condition. Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at Texas A&M University are investigating the association between obesity and asthma in horses. If a link is identified, the findings will help improve our understanding, diagnosis and management of asthma, especially...
A discussion of some of the tests that are currently available (or will be in the near future) for diagnosing gastrointestinal and pancreatic diseases in dogs. Diagnosing gastrointestinal and pancreatic diseases in the dog can pose a challenge as signs and symptoms are often nonspecific. Clinical signs range from lethargy, decreased appetite, and a slightly altered stance or walk...
A few well-chosen supplements can help a dog or other animal live longer and feel better, but almost nothing is written about the effects of inappropriate supplementation. This article presents a suspected case of the latter in a German Shepherd puppy. To understand the effects of inappropriate supplementation, consider the meaning of “health”. Health is a dynamic balance of...